Big Ten champion Ashley Vance returns to the pool with eight other Buckeyes at NCAAs
Buckeyes among the five-fastest in five events entering the conference championships
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The men's swimming and diving team led the way with 28 honorees
March 19 - 25, 2013
At a glance: Coming off an impressive 2011-12 campaign, Shannon will lead the Buckeyes as a senior ... primarily a butterfly specialist ... holds individual Ohio State varsity records in the 100 butterfly (52.76) and 200 butterfly (1:56.35) ... advanced to the finals of the 200 butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, just missing the trip to London with a seventh-place finish (2:10.47) ... an individual Big Ten champion in the 200 butterfly ... also competed at the ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships in Irvine, Calif., in August 2010 ... was one of three Buckeyes to qualify individually for the 2010 NCAA Championships ... has tallied 21 career individual wins.
As a junior (2011-12): Won a Big Ten championship in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:56.35, which was an Ohio State varsity record ... earned first team All-Big Ten recognition for her performance at the meet ... recorded 10 individual wins on the season ... was one of 10 Buckeye women to qualify for the NCAA championships ... competed in three events, including the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 200 medley relay ... received honorable mention All-America recognition with the 200 medley relay ... academically, recognized as an Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recipient.
As a sophomore (2010-11): Continued to get results in the 100 and 200 butterfly with three wins on the season ... had first win vs. Ohio (Nov. 13), and recorded two more victories at the Shamrock Invite (Jan. 26) in the 100 and 200 butterfly ... for the second consecutive year, set a pair of school records as a part of the 200 and 400 medley relays in 1:39.43 and 3:36.70, respectively ... concluded the Big Ten championships with an eighth-place showing in the 100 butterfly and a fourth-place finish in the 200 butterfly ... currently part of two Ohio State varsity relay records: 200 medley relay (1:37.76) and 400 medley relay (3:34.41) ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and CSCAA Scholar All-America recognition.
As a freshman (2009-10): Shannon tied for the highest individual event finish by a Buckeye at the Big Ten championships with a third-place effort in the 200 butterfly ... she also was a finalist in the 100 fly (sixth) and she swam on two school record-setting relays (200 and 400 medley relays) at the conference meet ... placed 26th in the 100m fly and 23rd in the 200m fly at the NCAA championships ... displayed a competitiveness in the water by winning four races in four different events during the dual meet season (100 free, 100 and 200 butterfly, and 200 individual medley).
Background: Shannon attended Boyertown Senior High School ... received rookie of the year, MVP and coaches awards ... former captain, junior national qualifier and finalist at YMCA nationals ... state champion and PIAA state champion in medley relay ... academic All-American ... daughter of Bill and Anita Draves ... she has two brothers, Billy and Michael, and a sister, Teresa ... enjoys photography, drawing and shopping ... majoring in human development and family science as well as early childhood education ... favorite pro sports team is the Philadelphia Phillies.
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